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An image of Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole by Dr David Malangi

Dr David Malangi

(Australia 1927 – 19 Jun 1999)

Language group
Manyarrngu, Arnhem region
Title
Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole
Place of origin
Central Arnhem LandNorthern TerritoryAustralia
Year
(1983)
Media category
Bark painting
Materials used
natural pigments on bark
Dimensions

71.5 x 27.0 cm

Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
128.1984
Copyright
© Dr David Malangi/Bula'bula Arts. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

Waterlily bulbs at Yathalamarra waterhole (the artist's mother's country). The waterlily is one of the main totems of the Balmbi people whose country is situated around a billabong at Yathalamarra. The bulbs are a valuable source of food in the dry season.

[Art Centre documentation]

Exhibition history (1)

The Dreamers (2009-10), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 May 2009–15 Aug 2010